EULAR PARE Representation Committee

The EULAR PARE Committee gathers representatives of rheumatic and musculoskeletal user groups around Europe to work together towards improving the quality of life for people in Europe living with these conditions, with the vision to empower and help them lead full and independent lives.

The national member organisations of EULAR PARE (people with arthritis/rheumatism across Europe) work together via the EULAR PARE Committee. Each member country is represented with one delegate in the committee. The committee meets annually on the occasion of the EULAR European Congress of Rheumatology to review progress and plan future activities. Throughout the year, liaison persons are appointed by the organisations to ensure a smooth communication flow. 

The primary aims of EULAR PARE are to:

  • develop strong networks of effective, user-led organisations of people with RMDs.
  • ensure the voice of people with RMDs is heard and has influence among decision makers within Europe.
  • create powerful alliances that will make a difference to the lives of people with RMDs.


The EULAR PARE Community

To achieve this, the committee organises a range of high-quality activities and programmes. See more


Values and principles 

  • PARE's activities are governed by a number of values and principles 
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  • Get to know the EULAR PARE Committee in full perspective (PDF)


With one voice

People with rheumatic diseases deserve to be heard, with one single and powerful voice! Read more


PARE Board Terms of Engagement

Terms of Engagement for the Board of the EULAR PARE Committee  (PARE Board)

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PARE Board

Elsa Mateus, Chair of  the EULAR PARE Committee, Portugal

Dieter Wiek, Vice President, representing PARE, Germany

Souzi Makri, Chair-elect of EULAR PARE Committee, Cyprus

Tanita Wilhelmer, Young PARE, Austria  

Jeanette Andersen, Denmark

Boryana Boteva, Bulgaria

Kristijonas Mazuras, Lithuania

Polina Pchelnikova, Russia

Katy Antonopoulou, Greece


Role of liaison persons

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The EULAR PARE Committee organises a range of high-quality activities and programmes for its community.

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